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Scandal-hit Mitsubishi Motors eyes $1.4B loss

Jun 22, 2016 - 11:40 PM

The expected shortfall would be the company s first annual loss in 8 years

Mitsubishi Motors senior executive officers; corporate general manager of corporate planning Yoshihiko Kuroi (L) and corporate general manager of controlling and accounting Hiroshi Noda (R) hold a press briefing to announce the company's operating results forecasts for 2016 fiscal year in Tokyo on June 22, 2016. Mitsubishi Motors expects a net loss of 1.39 billion USD in the year to March, after a fuel-cheating scandal hammered its reputation and slammed the brakes on sales, it said June 22. / AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGI

Mitsubishi to resume sales of scandal-hit cars

Jun 21, 2016 - 10:15 PM

Production of the 4 affected models – all minicars sold in Japan – will be restarted in July

epa05371520 (FILE) A picture dated 27 October 2015 shows Mitsubishi vehicles reflected on a mirror at Mitsubishi Motors Corp.'s headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. On 17 June 2016, Mitsubishi Motors announced that it has manipulated the fuel efficiency data for all of its 20 models sold since 2006. EPA/FRANCK ROBICHON

Nissan CEO to scrap Mitsubishi deal if fuel scandal widens

May 14, 2016 - 11:15 AM

Carlos Ghosn says the deal will be junked if Mitsubishi lied about the scope of the scandal

epaselect epa05300840 Nissan Motor Co.'s Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn speaks during a joint press conference with Mitsubishi Motors Corp.'s Chairman and CEO Osamu Masuko (unseen) in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Japan, 12 May 2016. Japanese automobile manufacturer Nissan Motor will acquire more than 30 percent stake of Mitsubishi Motors with 200 billion yen (1.85 billion US dollar). EPA/FRANCK ROBICHON

Mitsubishi: Cars sold overseas not affected by cheating scandal

May 12, 2016 - 12:45 AM

The embattled carmaker also says it is investigating 9 more models sold only in Japan

epaselect epa05298908 Mitsubishi Motors Corp's Chairman and CEO Osamu Masuko speaks during a press conference regarding irregular fuel efficiency tests by the carmaker at the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism in Tokyo, Japan, 11 May 2016. Mitsubishi Motors Corp. admitted it has committed improper fuel efficiency tests since 1991 but at a larger scale than it was previously reported. EPA/FRANCK ROBICHON

Mitsubishi Motors fuel-cheating scandal widens on fresh admission

Apr 26, 2016 - 9:45 PM

The Japanese automaker admits it has been using an improper fuel efficiency testing method since 1991

epa05277836 Tetsuro Aikawa, President and Chief Operating Officer of Mitsubishi Motors Corp., listens to a question during a news conference held at the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism in Tokyo, Japan, 26 April 2016. The company reported its improper conduct in fuel consumption testing on its car products to the ministry. Mitsubishi Motors Corp. admitted on 26 April 2016 that it has committed improper fuel testing since 1991. EPA/KIMIMASA MAYAMA

Japan officials raid Mitsubishi office after data scandal

Apr 21, 2016 - 1:55 PM

This has critically damaged consumers trust and it won t be tolerated says top Japanese government spokesman Yoshihide Suga

Officers from the transport ministry enter the Mitsubishi Motors Nagoya factory in Okazaki, Aichi prefecture on April 21, 2016.  Japanese automaker Mitsubishi on April 20 admitted it manipulated pollution data in 625,000 vehicles, including vehicles which Mitsubishi produces for rival Nissan, after reports of misconduct sent its Tokyo-listed shares plummeting earlier in the day. / AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS / JIJI PRESS / Japan OUT

Automaker Mitsubishi admits manipulating fuel-efficiency tests

Apr 20, 2016 - 5:20 PM

3rd UPDATE Mitsubishi s bombshell calls into question whether we have a much larger industry wide scandal on our hands

President of Japan's automaker Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Takashi Sonobe (L) and its Vice President, Rolf Eckrodt (2nd L) introduce the new car "eK-WAGON" in Tokyo, 11 October 2001. Mitsubishi Motors put the new vehicle with a 0.66 litre engine on domestic market today at prices ranged from 0.91 million yen (7,600 USD) to 1.108 million yen (9,250 USD). AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA / AFP PHOTO / TORU YAMANAKA

Germany probes role of VW's ex-CEO in pollution test scam

Sep 28, 2015 - 10:37 PM

Public prosecutors in Brunswick have launched a criminal probe against Martin Winterkorn who resigned as VW s CEO after the group revealed that 11 million of its diesel vehicles are equipped with devices that fool official pollution tests

Picture taken on September 14, 2015 shows Martin Winterkorn, then CEO of German carmaker Volkswagen (VW), attending the Volkswagen night on the eve of the 66th IAA auto show in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN

Volkswagen admits 11M cars have pollution cheating device

Sep 22, 2015 - 9:11 PM

UPDATED German auto giant Volkswagen reveal that 11 million of its diesel cars worldwide are equipped with devices that can cheat pollution tests a dramatic escalation of the scandal that has wiped a third off the company s market value and now threatens to topple its chief executive

PULLED OUT. A damaged Volkswagen car stands on the grounds of a scrap dealer in Hanover, central Germany, on September 22, 2015. Photo by Julian Stratenschulte / DPA / Germany Out / AFP